Sunday, May 24, 2015

Eurovision

Our big telephone company has only shut down my directly received tweets once before when there was a public transport meltdown in Melbourne. I can't remember if it was heat or wet and cold. It was only for an hour. But this morning I was shut down again because I received an excessive number of tweets direct to my phone. This time it was about Eurovision.

It was my first proper Eurovision experience and R joined me for the latter part this morning and we both enjoyed it. There is much I could write but I shan't aside from the best performer won.

Back to the tweets, my favourite was at some time around 8am, paraphrased, Lee Lin, you've done your job with the chiffon. Come back to the (night) club now.

24 comments:

  1. Growing up in Europe, we always used to be glued to the telly during the Eurovision Contest. The whole of Europe was. A little like the Melbourne Cup here. Most Europeans love the show. or at leased used to love the show. Not sure if it is still as popular nowadays. When I came to Australia, I couldn't understand that Aussies largely thought it was rubbish TV and always made fun of it. Different mentality, I suppose.

    But I've lived here too long now and no longer watch it. So, which country won this year?

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    1. Will, it still looks quite popular in Europe to me. As I am sure you know, Sweden won.

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  2. We were at the beach so I used Twitter to see the results....home now. A TV host plus he's a singer, he did well. Was proud that Australia came 5th...

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    1. WA, talented lad indeed. Yes, I was hoping we could stay at 5th, while we dropped back to 6th at times.

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  3. I can't say I have ever heard of the network not handling tweets ~ but then you would have many more subscribers using your network than we do. Perhaps it is a sign of the interest in Eurovision on this occasion.

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    1. Carol, I think it was about 100 in an hour. These are only tweets that come directly as an sms.

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  4. She was rather elaborately dressed, wasn't she? Even Graham Norton, who does our BBC feed voice over commented on it. Australia deserved their 5th place. Never heard of your twitter problem, but then I don't use it so I'm a bit isolated from it's rules and regulations.

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    1. Craig, I thought she was quite restrained. She is known to wear some very out there clothing. Norton hey. I suppose he would do it well enough and with some humour.

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  5. I agree with Wilbo43 European people love watching Eurovision.I don't love but my family love it...

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    1. Gosia, next year you must watch it too, with your family.

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  6. Australia in the Eurovision contest. Whatever next!

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    1. Fun60, no one was more surprised than myself when I heard. It is quite popular here and I think it was all about selling the brand and Europeans seemed to like that Australia was in it.

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  7. Having missed it, and because I don't play twitter I had to google Ms Chin's outfit. Over the top, but, as always, worn with panache.

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    1. EC, play twitter, haha. Certainly at 8.30am in Australia it is over the top.

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  8. I didn't watch it, I'm not sure why, what night was it on? Possibly I was watching DVDs and just forgot to switch over. I so rarely look at the program guide these days.

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    1. Three nights of repeats of the early morning live show, River. I watched the final almost live Sunday morning.

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  9. A few years ago, I thought the GFC Crisis money should have partly been spent on lobbying for, and funding Australia's entry into the Eurovision! Wouldn't that have done a lot more for morale?? Or is that just me?!?!

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    1. Red, in spite of Australia being successful in Eurovision and they were happy to have us, do we really belong there?

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  10. I loved it all. The second best performance won, but good on Sweden!! He was handsome and the song is easily remembered ages after the champagne was drunk.

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    1. How did I know you would say that Hels, the second best won. I know who you think was the best.

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  11. Oh you know how I adore Eurovision. We have dinners and viewing events and all sorts. So much fun to be had. It's a shame it's not as kitsch and cheesy as it used to be.

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    1. Fen, while I am sure SBS does not recommend excessive consumption of alcohol, I was amused at how it focused on drinking games when watching the evening performances.

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    2. Yes, not so cheesy now. A very slick production.

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